Matt Harding is a boy in trouble on the journey of a lifetime. When a judge orders him to live with grandparents he's never known in a sleepy, farm town, his only plans are for escape. When... See full summary »

Director:

(as William Blackburn)

Writers:

(as William Blackburn), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Whittington ...
Matthew 'Matt' Harding
Jay Jones ...
Grampa Harding
Katy Dickson ...
Maryanne
Leah Smith ...
Emily
Jay Collins ...
Billy Dale
Norma Smith ...
Grandma
Bill Dickson ...
Principal
Jack Shamblin ...
Robert
Paula Baxter ...
Teacher
Orin Frank ...
Sheriff
Tom Shankle ...
Barber
John Bateman ...
Preacher
Bill Blackburn ...
Coach (as William Blackburn)
Ken Howard ...
Police Officer
David Quirk ...
Thug #1
Edit

Storyline

Matt Harding is a boy in trouble on the journey of a lifetime. When a judge orders him to live with grandparents he's never known in a sleepy, farm town, his only plans are for escape. When he arrives at the farm, he begins to face the reality of his father's tragic death in Vietnam... and his own anger. Shunned by the townspeople, Matt runs up against the school's best athlete. But one day Matt finds he has a special gift... he was born to be a track star. With the gentle, but firm hand of his grandfather, the two spend hours everyday training. What Matt learns from his grandfather is much more than winning a race. It is competing in life and the words, "Run every race like it's your last race" would carry him far beyond the finish line. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

5 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Joka tuulen haastaa  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Mark Whittington is amazing
5 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to track down a copy of Challeng the Wind online. I cannot begin to tell you how impressed I was with young Mark Whittington's portrayal of Matt Harding. He tackled the role with such tenacity. I look forward to seeing Mark in future roles. His depth as a dramatic actor is unmeasurable. I highly recommend this movie to anyone with a heart.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Challenge the Wind (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?